Prime Minister Modi addresses NDA MPs, discusses opposition alliance and NDA unity. Emphasis on north-east’s diversity, culture, and stability. Notable representation in central government. Insights into Modi’s special focus and Ashtalakshmi states.
Stance on Opposition’s Alliance
During a recent meeting of NDA MPs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again addressed the opposition alliance. He expressed that while the NDA has grown naturally over the span of 25 years, the opposition’s alliance appears more like an “assembled unit,” lacking significant cohesion.
Emphasizing North-East’s Rich Diversity
Focusing on the north-eastern states, PM Modi highlighted the nation’s pride in the unique culture and diversity of the region. He urged NDA MPs to communicate the alliance’s attention to the north-east, ensuring citizens are aware of the stability and government efforts.
Promoting Culture in Election Agenda
PM Modi encouraged prioritizing the promotion of the region’s culture and identity in the MPs’ agenda leading up to the 2024 elections.
Stability as a Game-Changer
Beyond development, the NDA’s stability has been crucial in the north-east. The PM advised MPs to emphasize this point and continue outreach efforts through the Sampark Abhiyan campaign.
Ashtalakshmi States and Special Focus
Modi designated these states as “Ashtalakshmi” upon taking office. The north-east has been a unique focus under his leadership, aligned with the Act East policy. Modi’s extensive visits—over 58 times—demonstrate his commitment to the region, surpassing all previous prime ministers.
Strong Representation and Governance
The north-eastern states have received significant representation in the central government, with five union ministers, including two Cabinet ministers, hailing from the region. The BJP independently governs Assam, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, and Manipur, while also forming alliances in Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Sikkim.